A Dictionary of Epidemiology

A Dictionary of Epidemiology

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The Dictionary of Epidemiology has established its position as the authoritative source for definitions of terms commonly used in this field. It is widely used all over the world, and has been translated into Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, French, Portuguese, Farsi, Arabic, Greek and Serbo-Croatian. This new edition has been extensively revised and contains almost 300 new entries. These new items provide improved coverage of infectious disease epidemiology and control, research methods, toxicology, genetics, informatics, health promotion and ethics. There are historical perspectives and liberal references to important articles and monographs. The combined work of over 100 epidemiologists from more than 30 nations, this Third Edition will be a valuable tool for students and professionals in epidemiology and public health.show more

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  • Paperback | 197 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 294.83g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • line drawings, bibliography
  • 0195096681
  • 9780195096682

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"A book that should be on the reference shelves of epidemiologists, both classic and clinical, and in the offices of journals that publish what these epidemiologists write. At its price, this hardbound book with content reflecting hours and hours of intellectual work by experts is a bargain. The International Epidemiological Association brings itself great credit for sponsoring it."--Annals of Internal Medicine"An impressive compilation of essential terms in the field...With nearly 300 definitions added and an equal number expanded since the previous edition, it will appeal to a large audience, including those who now use the earlier versions. The editor and associate editors of this editionshould be commended for a clear and extensive compilation of terms....The book is an excellent reference for novices in epidemiology."--Canadian Medical Association Journal"Last's Dictionary of Epidemiology has become indispensable to all practising epidemiologists, all graduate students of epidemiology, and increasingly, members of other disciplines who need to understand the terms that epidemiologists have coined and refined....[A] revision well done, of a book that remains indispensable, and an edition that you should obtain as soon as possible so that you can keep up to date with a rapidly evolving field."--Annnals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada"Last's Dictionary is a nearly indispensable reference for persons involved in epidemiology or public health."--Chronic Diseases in Canada"This book needs no recommendation as its predecessor has already made its name. We should thank Professor Last and all his contributors for providing us with such a useful tool."--International Journal of Epidemiology (on a previous edition)"What can be said is that definitions...were usually presented clearly, logically, and comprehensively. The definitions are given in a narrative and almost conversational manner."--The Epidemiology Monitor (on a previous edition)"The third edition of this book has been substantially revised from the second, including almost 300 new entries and a similar number of revised definitions . . . . This edition represents a welcome update."--Canadian Journal of Public Health "A book that should be on the reference shelves of epidemiologists, both classic and clinical, and in the offices of journals that publish what these epidemiologists write. At its price, this hardbound book with content reflecting hours and hours of intellectual work by experts is a bargain. The International Epidemiological Association brings itself great credit for sponsoring it."--Annals of Internal Medicine "An impressive compilation of essential terms in the field...With nearly 300 definitions added and an equal number expanded since the previous edition, it will appeal to a large audience, including those who now use the earlier versions. The editor and associate editors of this editionshould be commended for a clear and extensive compilation of terms....The book is an excellent reference for novices in epidemiology."--Canadian Medical Association Journal "Last's Dictionary of Epidemiology has become indispensable to all practising epidemiologists, all graduate students of epidemiology, and increasingly, members of other disciplines who need to understand the terms that epidemiologists have coined and refined....[A] revision well done, of a book that remains indispensable, and an edition that you should obtain as soon as possible so that you can keep up to date with a rapidly evolving field."--Annnals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada "Last's Dictionary is a nearly indispensable reference for persons involved in epidemiology or public health."--Chronic Diseases in Canada "This book needs no recommendation as its predecessor has already made its name. We should thank Professor Last and all his contributors for providing us with such auseful tool."--International Journal of Epidemiology (on a previous edition) "What can be said is that definitions...were usually presented clearly, logically, and comprehensively. The definitions are given in a narrative and almost conversational manner."--The Epidemiology Monitor (on a previous edition) "The third edition of this book has been substantially revised from the second, including almost 300 new entries and a similar number of revised definitions . . . . This edition represents a welcome update."--Canadian Journal of Public Health "A book that should be on the reference shelves of epidemiologists, both classic and clinical, and in the offices of journals that publish what these epidemiologists write. At its price, this hardbound book with content reflecting hours and hours of intellectual work by experts is a bargain. The International Epidemiological Association brings itself great credit for sponsoring it."--Annals of Internal Medicine "An impressive compilation of essential terms in the field...With nearly 300 definitions added and an equal number expanded since the previous edition, it will appeal to a large audience, including those who now use the earlier versions. The editor and associate editors of this editionshould be commended for a clear and extensive compilation of terms....The book is an excellent reference for novices in epidemiology."--Canadian Medical Association Journal "Last's Dictionary of Epidemiology has become indispensable to all practising epidemiologists, all graduate students of epidemiology, and increasingly, members of other disciplines who need to understand the terms that epidemiologists have coined and refined....[A] revision well done, of a book that remains indispensable, and an edition that you should obtain as soon as possible so that you can keep up to date with a rapidly evolving field."--Annnals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada "Last's Dictionary is a nearly indispensable reference for persons involved in epidemiology or public health."--Chronic Diseases in Canada "This book needs no recommendation as its predecessor has already made its name. We should thank Professor Last andall his contributors for providing us with such a useful tool."--International Journal of Epidemiology (on a previous edition) "What can be said is that definitions...were usually presented clearly, logically, and comprehensively. The definitions are given in a narrative and almost conversational manner."--The Epidemiology Monitor (on a previous edition) "The third edition of this book has been substantially revised from the second, including almost 300 new entries and a similar number of revised definitions . . . . This edition represents a welcome update."--Canadian Journal of Public Health "A book that should be on the reference shelves of epidemiologists, both classic and clinical, and in the offices of journals that publish what these epidemiologists write. At its price, this hardbound book with content reflecting hours and hours of intellectual work by experts is a bargain. TheInternational Epidemiological Association brings itself great credit for sponsoring it."--Annals of Internal Medicine"An impressive compilation of essential terms in the field...With nearly 300 definitions added and an equal number expanded since the previous edition, it will appeal to a large audience, including those who now use the earlier versions. The editor and associate editors of this editionshould becommended for a clear and extensive compilation of terms....The book is an excellent reference for novices in epidemiology."--Canadian Medical Association Journal"Last's Dictionary of Epidemiology has become indispensable to all practising epidemiologists, all graduate students of epidemiology, and increasingly, members of other disciplines who need to understand the terms that epidemiologists have coined and refined....[A] revision well done, of a book thatremains indispensable, and an edition that you should obtain as soon as possible so that you can keep up to date with a rapidly evolving field."--Annnals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada"Last's Dictionary is a nearly indispensable reference for persons involved in epidemiology or public health."--Chronic Diseases in Canada"This book needs no recommendation as its predecessor has already made its name. We should thank Professor Last and all his contributors for providing us with sucha useful tool."--International Journal of Epidemiology (on a previous edition)"What can be said is that definitions...were usually presented clearly, logically, and comprehensively. The definitions are given in a narrative and almost conversational manner."--The Epidemiology Monitor (on a previous edition)"The third edition of this book has been substantially revised from the second, including almost 300 new entries and a similar number of revised definitions . . . . This edition represents a welcome update."--Canadian Journal of Public Healthshow more

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